– State Representative for District 2 Dan Flynn, of Van, and two other East Texas representatives have joined a nationwide taskforce to eliminate what they call the misapplication of the 14th amendment, which gives citizenship to anyone born in the United States.
They say the amendment has been used to secure citizenship for the children of illegal aliens and their families.
They also claim it allows them to secure illegal benefits, residency and American jobs for themselves and for their families.
Commerce – East and westbound traffic along Culver Street/Loop 178 in Commerce was being detoured at as of 8 a.m., as officials attempted to remove a stalled charter bus.
According to Superintendent Blake Cooper, 4th grade students at A.C. Williams Elementary School were on their way to Austin for an annual trip when the bus driver took a curve too sharp and bottomed out.
No students were injured. They were loaded onto another bus and are en route to their destination.
Commerce – The Texas A&M University-Commerce social work department recently received a three-year, $484,000 grant for Project PRIDE (Promote Respect and Instill Discipline for Excellence), which will help implement a mentoring program with the Grayson County Department of Juvenile Services.